Decathlon go green by reducing plastic waste

The world’s largest outdoor and sporting goods store chain Decathlon will join the movement of reducing plastic waste by offering an alternative to their plastic and paper bags.

From July 3, Decathlon announced it will introduce an alternative to shoppers of the traditional bag. Customers will have the option to purchase bags made from 100% recycled textiles from their surplus articles.

The new bags will cost one euro with the complete income gained from the sale of the bags going towards the company’s annual Environmental Volunteer Campaign.

Decathlon plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45%, removing 338,000 kilos of plastic per year from circulation.

Íñigo García, the person responsible for Sustainable Development of Decathlon stated “Our purpose is to offer sustainable solutions that allow our customers to make more responsible consumption decisions.”

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James Warren

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